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H-1B: Fed scrutiny swells; spousal work authorization faces ax

By |February 27th, 2019|

As the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown widens, more H-1B worker visas are in limbo and spouses are a step closer to losing work authorization.
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Farms are joint employers with staffing firm in EEOC discrimination case

By |February 13th, 2019|

Two farms in Washington state were found to be joint employers with a staffing provider in a discrimination lawsuit brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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DOL recovers $5.6 million in back pay for hurricane recovery contractors

By |February 13th, 2019|

Independent contractor misclassification and other violations led to the recovery of $5.6 million in back wages and benefits owed to 993 workers performing hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.
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Insurance agents are ICs, rules Sixth Circuit

By |February 6th, 2019|

Some 7,200 agents are independent contractors, the court said; otherwise, American Family Insurance Co. could have faced $1 billion in liabilities, according to a report.
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Feds publish final rule on H-1B visa process, delay new electronic system

By |February 6th, 2019|

USCIS published a final rule that brings changes to the H-1B visa process, including a registration process and a change in the selection process.
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Canada: BC’s Temp foreign worker protections become law

By |February 6th, 2019|

British Columbia’s Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act has received royal assent, making it official law, The (Kelowna, B.C.) Daily Courier reports.
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NLRB reverses another Obama-era standard

By |January 30th, 2019|

On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board overturned a board ruling from 2014 on who qualifies as independent contractors in a case involving a union effort to organize drivers at a SuperShuttle affiliate.
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IT services exec pleads guilty to H-1B visa fraud

By |January 30th, 2019|

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit visa fraud that resulted in more than $26 million in revenue for three IT services firms, the US Department of Justice announced.
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Brexit: An uncertain climate

By |January 30th, 2019|

Many businesses in the UK are on edge as politicians struggle over a possible final deal on Brexit. SIA’s John Nurthen discusses the possible fallout on the workforce solutions ecosystem.
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NLRB rejects request to stop proposed joint-employer rule

By |January 23rd, 2019|

NLRB Chairman John Ring last week rejected a request from two Democratic House lawmakers to back off on the board’s proposed joint-employer rule reverting to a more narrow scope.
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